MCPA Alumni & Fun Facts
Did you know?
MCPA has had thousands of students walk through our doors over the years. They have had so many unique opportunites, and many have gone on to exciting things!
MCPA students and dancers trained by the MCPA faculty have performed in the following venues:
Live at the Apollo
Olympic Ice Skating
Major motion pictures
Professional sports dance teams
National and International Broadway tours
College dance companies
America's Best Dance Crew
So You Think You Can Dance
American Ballet Theater
Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago
San Francisco Ballet
Dance Theater of Harlem
Graduates have been accepted as dance majors
at the following universities:
Baltimore City College
NC School for the Arts
Philadelphia University of the Arts
Salisbury State College
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
Virginia Commonwealth University
Did you know?
MCPA has awarded over $10,000.00 in cash scholarships since 2005 to graduating seniors.
Since 2005, graduating MCPA seniors have earned over $3M in college scholarships and grants.
Kimmie Meissner, US Olympic Ice Skater, took classes when she was young. She chose ice skating over joining our performance group - what a good decision for her!
Children's teacher Miss Lindsay was an extra in the movie "Step Up". She also choreographed some of the barre exercises in the movie!
Jenna Dewan, the star of the major motion picture "Step Up", was a performance group member til age 13, when she moved to Texas.
Our dancers used to perform as characters for Kings Productions at local malls, including Miss Melissa and Miss Shelly!
John Travolta spent time working on choreography at the studio in 2004 while practicing choreography for the movie "Ladder 49", with MCPA Alum Rich Bittner.
The Jonas Brothers stopped by to sign autographs after their concert in 2005! Here they are posing with Miss Danielle and Miss Lindsay.